Illegal is a visual experience exploring sexuality, gender fluidity and non-conformity from a contemporary African perspective through fashion and fantasy. The fashion film was shot in Lagos, Nigeria and comments on the fact that it is illegal to be gay in Nigeria. The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act which was signed in 2014 criminalises anyone participating in same-sex sexual acts, cohabiting relationships, or marriage.

The project was commissioned by online luxury retailer, Oxosi and features garments from Orange Culture, Iamisigo, Tsemaye Binite, Raya jewellries and Rayo. Daniel Obasi styled the film in a way that blurs lines between gender and sexual orientation.

Director and stylist – Daniel Obasi
Narrator – Josiah Osagie
Models – Daberechi Ukoha-Kalu  and Tobiloba subomi
Composer – Snargzy
Editor – Robert Matuluko
Make up – Awoyemi kemi
Hair – Happiness Okon
Creative Assistant – Lauretta Orji